Well-wishes have been pouring in from residents across Redditch following the King's shock cancer diagnosis. 

Last night (Monday, February 5), Buckingham Palace announced that King Charles III had been diagnosed with a "form of cancer". 

The Palace confirmed the disease, which is not prostate cancer, was discovered while the King was being treated in hospital for an enlarged prostate.

Following the shock announcement, public figures and residents in Redditch took to social media to share their concerns and wishes for a speedy recovery. 

Redditch Advertiser: The King has already started treatment The King has already started treatment (Image: PA)

MP for Redditch and the Villages, Rachel Maclean, said: "My thoughts are with His Majesty The King and his family. I know everyone in Redditch and the Villages will be wishing King Charles a full and speedy recovery." 

Resident Ruth Watson-Morris said: "Love and best wishes to His Majesty. I hope he recovers soon." 

Another resident, Linda Swords, added: "So sad, I hope he's okay. He's waited all his life to be king and then has this terrible disease." 

Redditch Advertiser: The full statement from Buckingham Palace The full statement from Buckingham Palace (Image: Buckingham Palace/PA Wire)Meanwhile, the King has already started a schedule of regular treatments and is said to be receiving expert medical care from a specialist team. 

He has been advised to postpone his public-facing duties but remains "wholly positive" about his treatment. 

Speaking about the importance of getting symptoms checked, the Chief Medical Officer for NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire, Dr Will Taylor, added: "I would urge anyone to speak to their GP or health professional if they are worried about any sudden or unusual symptoms for them.

"They might not be due to serious illness but getting them checked is essential. If it is cancer or another serious problem, the earlier it is investigated the higher the chance of successful treatment.

"People can also find out more information on cancer symptoms on the NHS website at www.nhs.uk/conditions/cancer/symptoms."